Summer Solstice Festival rings in summer

Acorn Staff Writer

Dancers, storytellers, folk music and more—the 19th Annual Summer Solstice Festival was a music lover’s delight last weekend at Soka University. Presented by the California Traditional Music Society, the three-day event featured more than 100 world-class performers and over 300 workshops. Ever listen to the melodic sounds of the dulcimer? There were plenty of those, not to mention guitars, fiddles, […]

Just what you need, dude: surfing school at Pierce

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a class for beginning, intermediate and advanced surfers. Fundamentals of ocean board surfing, including safety, nomenclature and marine hazards will be taught by instructor John Gambina, a physical education teacher and the surfing stunt double for Luke Perry on "Beverly Hills 90210." Classes will be held in Malibu and participants should bring their […]

Bad hair day no more

Bad hair day no more Those with fine and limp hair have reason to rejoice when they visit Judaysia’s upscale salon. Judaysia is a master in transforming fine, limp hair into a thick, full, beautiful mane of hair with her Volumtechnic haircutting. This style of cutting and color (with her Volumizing Glaze) breathes new life into tired-looking hair. Judaysia’s glazes […]

Garden artists win awards

Students at Carden Conejo School of Westlake Village racked up numerous awards in the Pentel International Art Contest, competing against more than 3,000 students nationwide and more than 280,000 worldwide contestants. Each winning Carden artist received a certificate, art supplies and a medal. The gold medallists will have their artwork exhibited in a tour across the U.S. that will make […]

Temple’s choir director moves on

DEARLY DEPARTED––Choir director David Shukiar, left, stands with the choir he has worked with for the past four years at Temple Adat Elohim. Shukiar has just excepted a full time Cantorial soloist position at Temple Beth Shir Sholom in Santa Monica starting July 1. The choir currently has 20 members (not all shown in photo), which is double the size […]

Traffic fatality investigated

The Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred Monday evening on Townsgate Road in Westlake Village. Howard Johnson, a 55-year-old Newbury Park resident, was driving his 1993 Toyota Previa van west on Townsgate when he struck a pedestrian crossing the road. The pedestrian, a Westlake Village man said to be in his 80s, suffered severe […]

Red Cross seeks volunteers

The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles is providing the opportunity for local residents to serve their community as a public information volunteer in the department of Communication and Marketing. This volunteer position requires excellent written and oral communication skills. Duties include drafting news releases, serving as a public information officer in times of disaster, and working with media […]

New name sounds good to ECHO

Electronic Clearing House, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) of Agoura Hills recently announced that it will change the name of its national check writer database from National Check Information Services (NCIS) to National Check Network (NCN). The change in name is made possible by ECHO’s acquisition of the NCN’s assets, including its name, in April from NCN, a South Dakota-based association composed […]

Onward to law school

Lisa Zaman Odom, daughter of Mike and Claudia Zaman of Calabasas, is the recipient of the 2001 Julia Gehm Graduate Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Scholarship. The $3,850 award is given in recognition of her high academic achievement and fraternity and community involvement. A 1997 graduate of Calabasas High School, Odom is a 2001 graduate of the University of California, San […]

Methodists to host special event

Through HIS Hands Puppet Ministry will present Puppethon 2001 at 6:30 p.m. on Sat., June 30 in the sanctuary of United Methodist Church of Westlake Village (UMC-WV), 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. This performance, titled "Barbie and Brandon’s Best of Broadway Revue," is appropriate for all ages. Proceeds from the sale of tickets ($5 per person) will benefit the congregation’s […]